Tyne & Wear

Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon on drink-drive charge

Stephane Sessegnon
Image caption Stephane Sessegnon was stopped by police on Westgate Road in Newcastle

Premier League footballer Stephane Sessegnon has been charged with drinking and driving in Newcastle.

The 29-year-old Sunderland player, from Ponteland, was arrested in Westgate Road on Tuesday evening and later charged, Northumbria Police said.

Sunderland AFC were at that point losing 1-0 against MK Dons in a League Cup match at the Stadium of Light.

The forward, who plays for the Benin national side, will appear at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on 4 October.

The Black Cats came eventually back from 2-0 down to win the tie 4-2.

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